Did the Church ever support reincarnation?

I saw a claim recently that the Church accepted the idea of reincarnation until the 5th centurn. Any info you can supply on this will be appreciated.

These links should give you the answers that you need. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by this, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
**Recommended Reading:
**
[LIST]
*]Reincarnation in the Bible?
*]Reincarnation
*]Does the Bible teach reincarnation?
*]What is Church’s teaching on reincarnation and did this get addressed at any council?
*]Is John the Baptist a reincarnation of Elijah?
*]What does the Church teach about reincarnation?
*] May Catholics believe in reincarnation in place of hell?
[/LIST]

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.